Busan vs Sacramento - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Sacramento
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2380
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$5319
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1479
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2387
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$595
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$4472
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
52
😀 Quality of life
89
85
🏙️ Population
3.45M
485K

The cost of living in Busan is 57% less expensive than in Sacramento. Cities ranked 4532nd and 204th ($1031 vs $2380) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 157th in South Korea and the United States, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Sacramento. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Sacramento ranked 59th in the United States, while ranked 130th and 215th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Sacramento

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Busan Sacramento
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$9.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$6.45
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$5.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1749
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$1186
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$2503
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$2051
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$191
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$54.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$13451
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2996
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$103
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$21.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.53
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$3.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$4.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$13.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$3.03
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$9.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$4.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$48.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$19.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$47.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$85.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$1300
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$16107

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$839
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$909
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$955
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$945
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$945
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$861
56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1066
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$900
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$795
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$1024
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$922
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1184
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$765
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$918
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$792
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$1021
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$775
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$963
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$1003
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$951
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$925
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$923
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$895
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$1020
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$800
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$981
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$897
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$791
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$902
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$963
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$1020
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$1024
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$1023
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$1024
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$1023
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$1021
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$1021
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$1025
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$944
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$901

Cities near Sacramento

Distance City Cost of living
4.6 km or 2.9 mi West Sacramento
$1935
7.7 km or 4.8 mi Parkway-South Sacramento
$1937
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Arden-Arcade
$1947
16 km or 9.9 mi Rancho Cordova
$1948
18 km or 11 mi Elk Grove
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Citrus Heights
$2098
22 km or 14 mi Davis
$2241
26 km or 16 mi Roseville
$2551
27 km or 17 mi Woodland
$2067
30 km or 19 mi Folsom
$1945
33 km or 20 mi Rocklin
$2339
33 km or 20 mi Dixon
$1969
38 km or 24 mi Lincoln
$1946
38 km or 24 mi Galt
$1946
49 km or 30 mi Vacaville
$3262
53 km or 33 mi Lodi
$1940
59 km or 37 mi Suisun
$1944
61 km or 38 mi Fairfield
$2468
62 km or 39 mi Placerville
$1934
63 km or 39 mi Yuba
$1919
67 km or 42 mi Oakley
$1936
69 km or 43 mi Stockton
$2018
69 km or 43 mi Antioch
$2213
70 km or 44 mi Pittsburg
$1953
74 km or 46 mi Brentwood
$2715
77 km or 48 mi Napa
$3194
82 km or 51 mi Benicia
$1937
82 km or 51 mi Concord
$2695
84 km or 52 mi Martinez
$2202
85 km or 53 mi Vallejo
$2763
85 km or 53 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
86 km or 53 mi Lathrop
$1944
89 km or 55 mi Manteca
$1952
90 km or 56 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
91 km or 56 mi Sonoma
$1939
93 km or 58 mi Tracy
$2277
94 km or 58 mi Hercules
$1937
94 km or 59 mi Lafayette
$1933
95 km or 59 mi Danville
$2146
98 km or 61 mi San Ramon
$2142